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Officer saves life of man after heart attack

9:55 PM, Dec 26, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - A Denver police officer gave the gift of life this holiday season.

Last week while on patrol, Officer Wilbur Murray heard a call over the radio for a man in cardiac arrest at the Clash Soccer Club on Smith Road. He was just a few blocks away so headed over to help.

Murray beat paramedics to the scene and immediately began CPR on the 37-year-old man and kept him alive until more help arrived.

"I was pretty happy about that," Murray said. "One of my coworkers said 'you kind of got a little bit emotional there.' I said, 'yeah,' because you really care. You really care about the people we serve."

Murray used to be a CPR instructor. The victim survived the incident and was able to spend the holidays with his family thanks to the officer's quick actions.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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